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Service members must be physically ready for deployment, CSM Troxell says

The U.S. military's mission is to fight and win the nation's wars, and service members must be physically, mentally and emotionally ready to fight when needed, Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell said in an interview May 10, 2018.

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AF recruiter steers effort to bring new engine to local high school

Auto shop students at Quartz Hill High School have a new learning tool courtesy of the Air Force. The Lancaster, Calif., Air Force recruiting office spearheaded the donation of a new 2018 Nissan Leaf engine, which was introduced during a small ceremony at the school May 21.

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Bowers inspires students to be their best

Al Bowers, who is the chief scientist at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, loves to hear about the successes of people he has mentored. For decades he has been a strong supporter of education and seeding young minds.

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Wi-Fi in space, spacecraft technologies launched on Blue Origin rocket

A company vying to be the first internet service provider in space as well as a NASA monitoring system for testing technologies on suborbital vehicles were both carried into space when Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket successfully launched April 29.

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Edwards Air Force Base engineers search for future innovators

Companies from all innovative disciplines often send engineers to career fairs all over the nation to search for future go-getters; and the Air Force test mission is no different.


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Air Force’s top doc visits Edwards

Posted  April 4, 2018

Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark A. Ediger, the surgeon general of the Air Force, visited Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., March 25-27, 2018. The purpose of his visit was to receive background on the 412th Test Wing mission and see how he can assist at his level with the mission.

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Clothing drive scheduled for victims of sexual assault

Posted  April 4, 2018

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Sexual Assault Response Office is hosting a clothing drive April 27 from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Exchange lobby area. Many victims of sexual assault submit to a forensic examination in hopes of collecting DNA and evidence of their alleged assailant. They…

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Schaefer to take reins of AFTC

Posted  April 2, 2018

Air Force photograph Brig. Gen. Carl E. Schaefer, commander of the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, the 412th Test Wing commander at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has been selected as the next commander of the Air Force Test Center at Edwards. Schaefer will replace Maj. Gen….

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AFAF campaign in full swing

Posted  April 2, 2018

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander (far left), signs his Air Force Assistance Fund donation form in his office March 28, 2018. This year’s AFAF campaign leads are Senior Master Sgt. Julimain Patterson (seated), 2nd Lt. Aaron Kakinami and 2nd Lt. Evan Amato (far right).   The 2018…

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2018 U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School applications due May 27

Posted  March 28, 2018

Application packages for the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., selection board are due by May 27.  The board, set for July 23-25, will consider Total Force officer and current Air Force civilian applicants to attend training as early as July 2019. Officers may apply to become a test…

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